Leu Numismatik AG > Web Auction 20Auction date: 16 July 2022
Lot number: 3271

Price realized: 250 CHF   (Approx. 255 USD / 253 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
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ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. temp. 'Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan, AH 65-86 / AD 685-705. Fals (Bronze, 20 mm, 3.69 g, 2 h), 'Standing Caliph' type, Qinnasrin, AH 74-80 = AD 693/4-699/700. Caliph standing facing, bearded, placing his right hand on the pommel of his sword and whip hanging from his right elbow; around, 'J li' abd Allah' abd al-Malik amir al-Mu'minin' ('for the servant of God, Abd al-Malik, Commander of the Faithful' in Kufic). Rev. Transformed cross standing on three steps; in field to left, wāf ('full weight'); in field to right, mint bi-qinnasrin ('in Qinnasrin'); around, part of the first Kalima reading 'la ilaha illa Allah wahdahu Muhammad rasul Allah' ('There is no God but God alone; Muhammad is the prophet of God'); all in Kufic. DOCAB 108. Goodwin, Standing Caliph Coinage, Hims, Type III. SICA I, 689. Patina stripped and retoned, otherwise, good very fine.

Starting price: 25 CHF